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The Best Movie Villains of All Time

These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.

The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters
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    + 8266
    - 1612

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 6371
    - 1324


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 4825
    - 1255


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 2732
    - 1657


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 2634
    - 1878


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 2459
    - 1566


    The Terminator

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  7. 7
    + 3031
    - 2206


    Harry Potter universe

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  8. 8
    + 2518
    - 1719


    X-Men universe

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  9. 9
    + 2571
    - 1988


    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2284
    - 1583

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Die Hard

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  11. 11
    + 1941
    - 1417

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 2167
    - 1151

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  13. 13
    + 2549
    - 1395

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 2396
    - 1373

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2121
    - 1436


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 2009
    - 1451


    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1836
    - 1121


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 1839
    - 1448


    No Country for Old Men

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  19. 19
    + 1814
    - 1298


    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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  20. 20
    + 2081
    - 1525


    Alien universe  

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  21. 21
    + 2136
    - 1115

    ranked low on reranks
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  22. 22
    + 1585
    - 1168

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Seven

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  23. 23
    + 1529
    - 1105


    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

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  24. 24
    + 1660
    - 825

    ranked low on reranks
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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  25. 25
    + 1556
    - 902

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1530
    - 1165
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  27. 27
    + 1413
    - 1050


    Misery

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  28. 28
    + 1262
    - 1152

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  29. 29
    + 1219
    - 923


    Gangs of New York

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  30. 30
    + 931
    - 615


    Tony Montana Scarface

  31. 31
    + 1400
    - 907


    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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  32. 32
    + 1204
    - 1123

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  33. 33
    + 1205
    - 873


    American Psycho

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  34. 34
    + 481
    - 480

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  35. 35
    + 1110
    - 809


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  36. 36
    + 1113
    - 825


    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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  37. 37
    + 1072
    - 646

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  38. 38
    + 1258
    - 867


    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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  39. 39
    + 1263
    - 1173


    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  40. 40
    + 1184
    - 867


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 835
    - 648

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  42. 42
    + 875
    - 833

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  43. 43
    + 780
    - 722

    often listed
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  44. 44
    + 757
    - 532


    Beetlejuice

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  45. 45
    + 862
    - 654


    Fight Club

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  46. 46
    + 997
    - 955

    often listed
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  47. 47
    + 829
    - 608


    Alex Delarge

  48. 48
    + 727
    - 511


    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  49. 49
    + 1268
    - 1067


    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ...

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  50. 50
    + 883
    - 904

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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